I fell in love last Sunday...

by - 4:39 PM

...for the nth time.

Last Saturday night, I had a fever combined with chills. My nose was runny. My throat, sore. My right breast was also painful (from oversupply, I assumed).

It felt so awful.

The next day, my husband came to the room when he heard our 1-year old knocking. That was his way of calling any of us when we're not in the same room as he. I asked for another 10 minutes, so he took our son downstairs and fed him some breakfast.

I got up after a while and made my way down. My husband met me on the stairs and told me to close my eyes because he had a surprise.

As he was guiding me, he explained that he couldn't find halaan (clams) in the market, so he cooked something else. I requested the halaan earlier.

When I opened my eyes, there was a steaming pot of sinigang na hipon on the stove. I was thrilled, because we rarely buy prawns since they're too expensive. He said I had been sick for the past few days, and that soup would be nice.

After lunch, I told him I needed to wash the laundry. He told me to rest and that he'll wash the laundry later or the next day after work. He pulled me to sit on his lap, hugged me, and said, "Naisip ko, bakit ba di na lang kita pasayahin araw-araw?" (Why don't I just make you happy everyday?)

I smiled and hugged him back.

We fight, sometimes. We don't always meet eye to eye. He loves to joke, and I scrutinize every joke like I'm dissecting a frog. I love reading, he doesn't. I'm meticulous, he's not. Sometimes, we fight about why he keeps filling his glass with water, and drinks only 3/4 of it because I do not understand a habit that wastes resources. I'm that OC, that serious.

I hardly know him, still. Maybe he feels the same way about me.

He came after two consecutive heartbreaks that promised me marriage. On our second month, he proposed to me. I was angry at him. I mean, c'mon. I just came from that! Twice! But he got everyone's blessings and proposed to me again in Star City's ferris wheel on  our fourth month.

We got married on our eighth.

My longest relationship was four years. The longest time I had known a man before we became a couple was nine years. Does it matter? Does time matter, at all?

Our engagement may have been short, but I married a man who used to bring and pick me up to and from work every day; who stopped playing basketball even if #ballislife when I was near my due date; who refuses to wake me up in the morning because he knows I sleep late; who supports my choice and advocacy to breastfeed; who woke up in wee hours of the morning to change our son's diaper because he knew breastfeeding kept me up during the first few months; who loves cooking for the family; and the one who always chooses us above everything.

He asked me, "Bakit ba di na lang kita pasayahin araw?"

So, I fell in love with Gab, again, as I imagined him stirring sour soup for his sick wife to eat, and that made me happy.












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29 comments

  1. And that is what true love means... falling inlove always with the same person despite the differences.. :)

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  2. So sweet of him naman! One thing that's great about marriage is you have a lifetime to know more about your partner and yourself. Stay in love you two. :)

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  3. Wow so sweet of your husband! You should be one proud and lucky wife! God bless your marriage :)

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  4. You have married a fine man. I an happy for you. Continue to nurture each other and the Lord continue to bless you and your family.

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  5. Sweet! Yung pagluluto at paglalaba, sana alam din ng husband ko. Hehe joke

    Happy Hearts Day! 😍

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  6. awwwwww that's so sweet :) keep the love burning mommy!

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  7. Awww. You he's a gem. I'm the same as you're husband. Haha the one who leaves 1/4 of everythibg I eat and drink. You are like my husband. The meticulous and Oc one. Haha. I love it when men do this to their wives. :)

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  8. Aww... Ang sweet ni hubby! I hope you're feeling well na sis and if you're breast are still sore due to oversupply, mag-warm compress ka lang. Yan rin ang kalaban ko noong nagpapa-breastfeed pa ako. Ang sakit ng plugged ducts talaga, grabe! Nagka-pre-mastitis pa ako noon. Huhu! Lucky for you na inaasikaso ka ni hubby in times like that. Nakakakilig naman ang lines n'ya. Love is in the air talaga :)

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  9. Awww, this is soo sweet..You are so blessed to have your husband. Me and my husband have different interests as well but one thing we have in common is we're clingy with each other and our kids. Cheers to more love for you and your family! Stay in love!❤

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  10. Aawww so sweet! He truly is for keeps, wag na pakawalan. Who cares about short engagement when you have forever to look forward to! ;)

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  11. Waaah hangsweettt! May kandong galore pa, if my husband does that, he'd be crushed by my weight wuhahaha.

    But yeah, it's okay if you don't meet eye to eye in some things.Ganun talaga. You're two individuals. I'd be more scared if we are always agreeing, baka mamaya nawala na pala ang sense of identity niya.

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  12. Wow it's kind of hard to find men who cook! XD

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  13. So sweet and so beautiful! :) You are one lucky woman! It really does not matter how long you've been together before you decide to get married. If you're both ready then go! :D Advance happy hearts day to you, sweethearts! :D

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  14. awww, that is so sweet!!!! More love for you and hubby

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  15. eh ayun
    inggit much na ko
    happy that you have found love everyday

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  16. it is nice that a home is always filled with love, it's a must actually

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  17. Awww such a sweet story. You're such a blessed wife. I hope your hubby will stay as sweet always.

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  18. Yay!! Kinilig ako sa sa bkit hnd nlng kta pasyhn araw araw ? Ahahaha

    Good job to ur hubby! Pagaling ka po

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  19. Aww. So sweet! Cheers to happy married life!

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  20. All the love chills in all the right places. Stay in love my dear!

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  21. You are one lucky wife! You have married a man who not only tells you he loves you but shows his love as well through his action. That's so sweet!

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  22. We all have our Prince Charming and good to know that you found yours :) Stay in love!

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  23. Sweet :-) marriage is like a roller coaster ups and downs but definitely is worth if you really work hard to maintain the love and respect to each other

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  24. Mommy, I am very happy for you to the point na kinikilig..haha. You are lucky and the differences in your personalities is the key that you don't get bored hanging with one another. You are the 'ying' in his 'yang and vice versa..keep up the good relationship but always keep the communications line open. It feels good to fall in love again and again..ahh. (Macy)

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  25. You are lucky to have been blessed with a good husband, plus a cook, I wish mahilig din magluto ang husband ko haha. Though thankful ako dahil sa ayaw nya magluto, gumaling naman ako sa pagluluto haha.

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  26. Truly your love story is inspiring. So blessed of you to share parenting duties with a gentleman and taking care of you as well. Your husband must be doing all the loving and caring because he sees those qualities in you as well. That if ever he will be on your shoes, without a doubt, you will also do those caring and loving.

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  27. Nothings makes you feel more loved than being taken care of by your man, right? It is a wonderful feeling to fall in love with him over again!

    You have a beautiful love story, may you fall in love with each other many times over towards the course of your journey! ^_^

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  28. You have a gift with words! I love how you express your feelings so well.

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  29. Oh sweet! Now, I'm craving for halaan :p

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